This Veteran’s Day, November 11, New York-based jazz/pop artist Marcus Goldhaber is releasing the adult contemporary single, “Come Home America”. Marcus will perform the song in the New York City Veterans Day Parade as well as tomorrow, November 12, at the 7th Annual Heroes Gala hosted by NBC’s Brian Williams and featuring Jon Stewart. Proceeds from “Come Home America” benefit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.iava.org), which strives to build the “New Greatest Generation” as the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Goldhaber will be participating with IAVA in New York City’s Veterans Day Parade.
Goldhaber found inspiration for this song in George McGovern’s 1972 presidential nomination acceptance speech of the same name. The song picks up on the late South Dakota senator’s message, delivered while the U.S. was mired in a seemingly unending war in Vietnam. McGovern’s vision that America might “come home” to the ideals which had nourished it from the beginning resonated with Goldhaber’s feelings about the America he was experiencing 40 years later.
As a part of the Come Home America movement, Marcus will be part of a 2014 Come Home America Concert Tour and a like-minded album of Goldhaber originals due Memorial Day 2014. The tour, formally kicking off in February, is headed for concert halls, stadiums, military bases, and parades.
Enjoy “Come Home America” by Marcus Goldhaber and support the movement by purchasing the single through iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon.